Period
to 17 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gaming
England > North East
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 161 115
Rank change year-on-year +75 -46 -22
Contract jobs citing Games 15 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.23% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the General category 7.61% 2.58% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
North East median daily rate £320 £440 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -12.00% +63.93%
10th Percentile £263 £324 £350
90th Percentile £379 £592 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.99% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North East median hourly rate - £10.00 -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -36.84% +6.29%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 197 426 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.19% 14.56% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 303 259
North East median daily rate £350 £370 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -10.30% +17.86%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £259
90th Percentile £593 £534 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 16
North East median hourly rate £30.25 £27.50 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +116.96% -30.07%
10th Percentile £22.85 £11.23 £9.88
90th Percentile £43.08 £30.55 £16.15
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.41 £22.83
% change year-on-year +8.56% +6.92% +1.47%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North East

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Games in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Games in the North East

Games
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the North East over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Games in the North East

Games
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Games in the North East

Games
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +79 15 £320 -27.27% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 15 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) WCAG
2 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (93.33%) Scala
2 14 (93.33%) WebDriver
3 13 (86.67%) Java
3 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
4 12 (80.00%) JUnit
4 12 (80.00%) RSpec
4 12 (80.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (80.00%) Web Testing
4 12 (80.00%) Ruby
5 8 (53.33%) BDD
5 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
6 7 (46.67%) User Stories
6 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
6 7 (46.67%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (40.00%) Front End Development
7 6 (40.00%) QA
7 6 (40.00%) Scrum
8 5 (33.33%) C#
8 5 (33.33%) Python
9 4 (26.67%) Open Source

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
1 14 (93.33%) WebDriver
2 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 12 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (80.00%) JUnit
3 12 (80.00%) RSpec
4 1 (6.67%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
3 12 (80.00%) Web Testing
4 8 (53.33%) BDD
4 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (46.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (46.67%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
5 7 (46.67%) User Stories
6 6 (40.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Scala
2 13 (86.67%) Java
3 12 (80.00%) Ruby
4 5 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (93.33%) WCAG
2 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper